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CCAA is known for:

  • Arts-Infused Academic Program
  • College Prep Curriculum
  • WASC accredited High School
  • Visiting Artists
  • Field Study Days
  • Family Engagement

Creative Connections is perfect for students and families who:

  • Value the visual and performing arts
  • Envision a balanced and integrated education for the “whole child”
  • Want a smaller school environment with a challenging academic curriculum

What is the Focus?

  • To encourage students to be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and lifelong learners.
  • To create a climate where students master skills and knowledge, create art, respect quality, and are committed to excellence.
  • To foster communication between students, parents and teachers.
  • To provide experiences that develop the “whole child” academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
  • To expose families to the visual and performing arts from a variety of cultures.

What is a Charter School?

  • A charter school is a school established to provide students and parents with more choices in educational opportunities and programs.  
  • CCAA is a public school, accountable to the Board of Trustees of the Twin Rivers Unified School District.
  • CCAA offers a variety of options in its programs and has a tremendous amount of parent, community, and staff involvement.  
  • A commitment by the parent/guardian to volunteer 30 hours of their time with school-related functions is strongly recommended to ensure the quality of our program.
  • Creative Connections is a K-12 public charter school within the Twin Rivers Unified School District. 
  • Our high school is WASC accredited, all core classes meet the UC  A-G requirements, AP Classes are available and all teachers are fully credentialed. Visual and performing arts electives are our focus: Band, Choir, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts including Digital Media.  
  • Students also have access to all of the support staff of the Twin Rivers USD.

What Can I Expect?

  • The arts are infused into the curriculum as a means of accessing, understanding, and adding depth to academic studies.
  • Small school with a family atmosphere.
  • Social curriculum emphasizes positive character traits including tolerance,   non-violent communication, and conflict  resolution.
  • Rigorous core classes meet college entrance standards.
  • Field Study days ensure that learning goes beyond the classroom walls.
  • Student leadership encouraged.
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  • Creative Connections Arts Academy (CCAA) is an arts integration charter school.
  • Serves approximately 625 students.
  • All students participate in an arts experience annually.
  • CCAA features a resident artist.
  • Students have three field study days, in which students explore careers, community service and possible field trips as part of the regular curriculum.
  • CCAA offers sequential instruction in dance and music, both vocal and instrumental.
  • Offers several after-school programs.
  • High school offers several visual and performing arts electives.
  • Students in kindergarten through sixth grade discover the arts through exploratory classes offered twice a week.
  • CCAA received the Civic Learning Award of Merit in 2014-2015.
  • CCAA is one of two schools in California selected to be affiliates to the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Program.
  • CCAA offers a media program beginning in fourth grade with opportunities for media production and live broadcast.